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The Most Overused Political Idiom of late…

…it is that time again to add to my 25 Most overly used political Idioms post and my other posts about political verbiage …on deck is the word DRACONIAN, overly used recently to describe the type, nature, breadth and depth of the propose Republican budget cuts of the 2011 budget.  The government is currently being run and […]

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Was Emanuel’s membership in influential business club key to win?

I posted this on P365 recently about RahmBo aka King Emanuel: Not too long ago, some were calling Oprah Winfrey the Kingmaker for using her power and influence to convince people who they should support during the 2008 presidential elections.  After then-candidate Obama appeared on her show, a few prognosticators said it was all he needed to […]

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Obama’s wireless spectrum solution: why it may NOT work.

During the State of the Union, the President remarked that “within the next five years, we’ll make it possible for businesses to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans.” Last week, we learned just how he planned to do that when he submitted his budget for 2012.  In […]

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FCC goes to the Hill to defend network neutrality

If you have 3 hours to kill, you can hear the FCC Chairman make the misstep of assuming that a dynamic, constantly moving and changing resource that is currently working wonderfully NOW to promote innovation, growth and investment needs to be regulated. Regulation has its place during market failure, and it is scary to think […]

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FCC adds six to Technical Advisory Board

The Hill reports: The Federal Communications Council announced six new members will joint its Technical Advisory Council on Monday including former Four-Star General Wesley Clark. (I still have a pin from when he was running for president) The council consists of of industry leaders who will provide the chairman with recommendations for how the Commission […]

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Dueling Universal Service, National Broadband Plan events

Monday had dueling events about Universal Service Funding and the National Broadband plan.  I opted to check out my buddy Craig Settles take on author of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, Blair Levin in a “Meet the Press” type debate.  Up the street, at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski was […]

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Is Egypt’s Obama’s Burden

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Here’s an opinion piece I did up for Politic365 earlier this week: In 1899, British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling wrote an infamous and now controversial poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” which spoke about the burden of western European civilizations to police and guide those countries inhabited and lead by persons of color until they […]

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State & Local black elected officials met with the White House

Went to the White House yesterday to cover the NPA roundtable. It was interesting. Here’s the report I did up for Politic365: Yesterday, President Obama and senior officials from nine federal agencies, met with leaders of the National Policy Alliance (NPA), an 11-member coalition of African American local elected officials and policy-related organizations.  The meeting […]

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Visual of the audience at Obama’s Chamber of Commerce talk (photos)

Okay, so I listened to  President Obama deliver an address to the US Chamber of Commerce yesterday on the radio. The purpose, among other things,  was to reconcile/mend fences with the business community considering how rocky the relationship between the POTUS and the business community started out. During the speech, the president said, “I get […]

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A 12-Point Plan for Job Creation in Urban Communities

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I saw a post on Politic365.com about the National Urban League and I am really digging its 12-point program on job creation that it released last month. Highlights of the program include: A call to restore the Summer Youth Jobs program in order to employ 5 million young people through the summer of 2011; Development […]

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